Food and Nutrition

My daughter does not eat.

Monika
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Jun 09, 2014

My daughter 16 months old is not eating enough. She refuses food when I give it to her.  How can I help her to eat more and to eat more of a variety.

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Komal D

| Jun 29, 2015

Hi Arunima. Seems like you are reading my mind. My 21 month toddler only likes to take my milk and won't eat food. Whenever I offer her food she refuses. I feel I have list all hopes. Only other thing she likes is on cake which I make with wheat, egg, milk n honey. But she needs to eat fruits n veges too. She is a pretty term n still under weight. Falls sick often too. Iam so frustrated.

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Anurima

| Jun 11, 2014

Also please have a read of the following blog (written out of experience): https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/never-fail-again-with-a-fussy-eater8-tips-to-make-children-eat/401

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Anurima

| Jun 11, 2014

Hi Monika, my daughter lived on milk and air till the age of 3! I know what you are going through. All I can say is have patience, make mealtimes fun and let her eat small portions if she wishes. Do not force her to finish a meal, it will create further aversions to food. She will grow out of it by the time shes in school, so hang in there.

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Shikha Garg

| Jun 09, 2014

Hi Monika, in addition to the diet blogs and diet plans, you can try following tricks: Try analyzing her likes and dislikes towards food items, and add that item along with her normal diet. For example, if she likes Ice creams, make fruit based ice cream at home and while feeding her take a bowl of ice cream in her plate. This way she will eat her food knowing that she will get that after finishing. Try telling her an interesting story and if possible related to food items in her plate and a super hero or cartoon character she likes. Give her soft toys or other toys (animals, dolls…) she likes to play and you can create a story or a play showing her that her fav toys are also eating along with her.

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Parentune Support

| Jun 09, 2014

Hi Monika, you may refer to this blog- https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/healthy-and-fun-food-options-for-your-toddler/195

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